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Alva Ray Fortson Alva Ray Fortson
(November 14, 1927 - January 30, 2014)

U.S. Veteran Alva Ray Fortson, 86, of Mexia, passed away on January 30, 2014 in Killeen, Texas. Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Bill Wright, Sr., officiated. Interment followed at Prairie Grove Cemetery. Family visitation was held on Saturday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Fortson was born on November 14, 1927 in Mexia, Texas to Joseph S. & Tressie Wisenhunt Fortson. He was with the Southern Pacific Railroad as a clerk for 38 years. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a Free Mason. His family describes him as a wonderful father, grandfather and kind man.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Delia Fortson; parents and brothers, Ollie Fortson & Joseph Fortson. Survivors include his wife, Gracie Fortson; children, Bob Speck, Brenda Roark, Becky Morton and Danny Fortson; ten grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; sister Laverne Day; brother, Larry Fortson and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

Serving as pallbearers were his grandsons and great-grandsons.